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The Art of Renaissance in Florence and Rome

Florence, Italy
2017-07-03 - 2017-07-14
Course Fee
Euro 1.320 (course + course materials + housing)
4.0 ECTS credits + Certificate of Attendance
Bachelor level
Course description

Florence, originally founded by the Romans, was governed by the Medici family for centuries. Most of them had a passionate       interest in painting, sculpture, architecture and literature. Still Florence keeps an exceptional artistic heritage which is a marvelous evidence of its aged culture. This course offers students the opportuntiy to learn about works of art from the renaissance period.

Florence is the most marked example of Renaissance cities in Italy. Nowhere else in Italy does one find this multitude of buildings and works of art from this period. Among the cultural highlights is the magnificent cathedral (Santa Maria del Fiore), churches that contain breathtaking frescocycli, renowned museums (e.g. Uffizi, Bargello, Accademia), and impressive city-palaces (e.g. Palazzo Strozzi; Palazzo Rucellai; Palazzo Pitti, Palazzo Medici Riccardi) and Palazzo Vecchio, the famous city hall. The course also includes a one-day trip to Rome.

Student profile/target group

Students with an interest in Italian Renaissance art.



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Course structure

Class meetings (9:30-13:00) will be divided between illustrated lectures and discussions at the Institute, and guided visits on site in museums, churches and palaces of Florence. Day trip to Rome includes visits to the Vatican Museums (Sistine Chapel included), Saint Peters, other important churches and a city walk.

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Required application documents

  • Passport Copy
  • Home University Transcripts
  • CV

Application deadline

1 June 2017

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Course director / Lecturers

  • Prof. dr. Michael Kwakkelstein
Course schedule

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